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November 19, 2014

J.J. Watt Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week


HOUSTON – Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career and second time this season after leading Houston to a 23-7 victory over Cleveland in Week 11.
 
Watt starred on defense and recorded a strip-sack of Browns QB Brian Hoyer, his league-leading fourth fumble recovery of the season at the Houston 22-yard line in the second quarter, a season-best tying three tackles for loss and five tackles. Watt now has seven career games with at least one sack and one fumble recovery.
 
Watt’s impact was felt on the offensive side of the ball when he hauled in a 2-yard touchdown reception, his second receiving touchdown of the year and fourth touchdown overall. Watt is the first defensive lineman since 1948 to have four touchdowns in a season. New York Giants DE Ray Poole and Los Angeles Rams DE Jack Zilly both had four overall touchdowns in 1948.
 
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Watt became the first player since Chicago Bears DB J.C. Caroline in 1956 to score multiple touchdowns on offense and defense in the same season.
 
Watt was also named AFC Player of the Week in Week 4. The fourth-year pro registered his first career regular season interception and interception return for touchdown, a career-best nine quarterback hits, a pass defensed and five tackles against Buffalo on Sept. 28.
 
In addition, Watt was named AFC Player of the Week twice in his AP Defensive Player of the Year campaign in 2012. In Week 3 against Denver, Watt sacked Peyton Manning 2.5 times and led the defense with 10 tackles. In Week 15 against Indianapolis, Watt sacked Andrew Luck three times for a total loss of 22 yards, tallied 13 tackles and forced a fumble.
 
List of Texans AFC Player of the Week Award Winners:
Player                         Award                          Week                Year
J.J. Watt                     Defensive                     11                     2014
J.J. Watt                     Defensive                     4                      2014
J.J. Watt                     Defensive                     15                     2012
Matt Schaub                Offensive                      11                     2012
J.J. Watt                     Defensive                     3                      2012
Arian Foster                 Offensive                      7                      2011
Arian Foster                 Offensive                      4                      2011
Glover Quin                 Defensive                     12                     2010
Matt Schaub                Offensive                      6                      2010
Andre Johnson            Offensive                      2                      2010
Arian Foster                 Offensive                      1                      2010
Brian Cushing              Defensive                     8                      2009
Brian Cushing              Defensive                     6                      2009
Jacoby Jones              Special Teams              4                      2009
Matt Schaub                Offensive                      2                      2009
Matt Schaub                Offensive                      14                     2008
Steve Slaton                Offensive                      13                     2008
Jacoby Jones              Special Teams              8                      2008
Jacoby Jones              Special Teams              6                      2008
André Davis                Special Teams              14                     2007
Kris Brown                   Special Teams              5                      2007
Mario Williams             Defensive                     1                      2007
Kris Brown                   Special Teams              16                     2006
DeMeco Ryans            Defensive                     13                     2006
Andre Johnson            Offensive                      4                      2006
Jerome Mathis             Special Teams              8                      2005
Kris Brown                   Special Teams              3                      2004
Chad Stanley               Special Teams              9                      2003
Avion Black                 Special Teams              15                     2002
Aaron Glenn                Defensive                     14                     2002
 
                                                                                                                                                                       
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